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A Soundtrack for Prince William and Kate Middleton

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He's here! After months of anticipation, Prince William and Kate Middleton had their first baby, a son, yesterday—and presented him to the world today. They'll need some inspiration to get through the first few weeks of sleepless nights. Here, some songs by parents about their kids.

"Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon

"I can hardly wait to see you come of age, but I guess we'll both just have to be patient."

"Glory" by Jay Z

"Your mama said that you danced for her. Did you wiggle your hands for her?"

"You're Gonna Be" by Reba McEntire

"6lbs and 9oz. lookin' up at me like I have all the answers."

"To Zion" by Lauryn Hill

"But then an angel came one day, told me to kneel down and pray, for unto me a man child would be born."

"Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin

"My child arrived just the other day. He came to the world in the usual way."

"With Arms Wide Open" by Creed

"If I had just one wish, only one demand, I hope he's not like me."

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Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

Johnny Cash

Pink

Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

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